The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #26903   Message #327547
Posted By: Seamus Kennedy
26-Oct-00 - 12:36 AM
Thread Name: Help: Disabled Musician
Subject: RE: Help: Disabled Musician
Don, I recommend a mandola. A mandocello generally has a wide neck and you need some hand strength to fret it. A mandola is larger than a mandolin, but shorter than a bouzouki or octave mandolin, with a sweeter, slightly deeper tone. I used to have a Gibson mandola, an A-model, which had a great sound and was not too hard to fret.I also had a Gibson mandocello which was a bugger for me to play- small hands. Saw Bill Delaney at Albany, hope to see you guys performing there next year. All the best. Seamus